STAR Q&A: Gijs Kast

This Dutch illustrator - is like a detector for the glitters in ordinary daily life.
Illustrator Gijs Kast, Born @ 30-12-1983, Hometown: Amsterdam
Gijs' masterpiece is the book BOHNHASE. This book is based on his life in a so-called “problem area”. According to the Dutch media, is was kind of a horribel getto. Gijs - on the other hand - saw the affluence of the neighbourhood. His mission was to illustrate the charm of the area. Some research among his neighbours, showed him the undercover labour market up there. All those peeps seemed to have some kind of business. Mr. Harry was plumbing, Miss. Annie knitting..  That gathered all their – functional – data and made an undercover version of Yellow Pages.

Currently, Gijs is located in Istanbul. In the middle of the Turkish society, he is producing a new book. It is kinda like a illustrated documentary, about the Turkish people..
Q: Who/what has been your motivation to “shine”?
"To show people there is beauty in' ugly' things"

Q:Which particular mess on this planet would you like to get rid of?
"Chihuahuas, especially dressed up chihuahuas.
I like to draw them.  
So they can stay.."

 Q: If you had a megaphone with a world-wide reach, what would be the message?
A: "LOOK!"
Allways a good idea. Observate the world like Gijs does and get inspired. Let's start with a look on his epic work a his website.
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Anoniem zei

hahahaha: Chihuahuas, especially dressed up chihuahuas.

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